The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is asking for help in locating a missing or stolen USPS Express Package. The package contained three NGC or PCGS graded gold coins and was being shipped from Reno, Nevada to Silsbee, Texas. The package arrived in the North Houston Distribution Center of the Unite States Postal Service on September 1, 2020. As of yesterday, the package has not moved and cannot be located by the Postal Service.
The gold coins in the package are:
- 1875-CC $20 gold NGC MS61 3645500-002
- 1877-CC $20 gold PCGS AU55 39469293
- 1874-CC $20 gold NGC AU55 3042332-008
NCIC is asking if you have any information on these coins that you contact Doug Davis at Doug@numismaticcrimes.org or 817-723-723.
Given these coins are graded, collectors and dealers are particularly asked to be vigilant. It is possible, if these coins have been stolen, that they could end up being for sale at a substantial discount off their true value. If it is too good of a deal to be true…. As with other theft cases reported by the NCIC, the fact these three rare coins are graded will make it more difficult to sell them so long as dealers and collectors do their part and keep an eye out for them in the open market or if they show up at your coin shop.
The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to serve as a national and international resource for collectors, dealers and law enforcement in the education, prevention and investigation of crimes involving coins, paper money, tokens, medals and related numismatic items.
NCIC disseminates current crime related issues to the numismatic industry and provides local, state and federal law enforcement agencies with the fundamental investigative techniques, knowledge and understanding to respond effectively to the complex challenges encountered during a numismatic crime.